|Reviewed by Paddy Bostock
|Nice one, Regis. Reminds me of some of Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads". Seems to me, as we grow older, that the best we can do is to keep pushing out the boundaries. Once you've defined yourself by age or loss there's no way back, so-in my humble opinion-it's best never to give up.
Your snapshot, however, is telling.
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|Aw what a lonely soul, perhaps he burned some bridges? Or perhaps his children became to self-absorbed with their own lives. Sad... I speak to all the elderly in the market. They love the attention and love to talk. Thank you for such a lovely reminder to all of this that we should seek out those who need a wee bit of loving attention. Love and Light Regis|
|Reviewed by Diana Wiles
|A very poignant piece...It can hit any one of us in our life, young or old, as in losing a life partner suddenly..It is a very difficult task to rearrange our lives and give it back its former meaning and activity.. To feel lonely at a time when there is the least feeling of doing anything about it is a very sad place to be...The answer and solution however usually lies within ourselves....This is very thought provoking work...
Best wishes, Diana...
|Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic
|One thing I have learned Regis is that I am fond of my own company..so, no matter how things roll I am OK with it..needless to say many many people fell lonely mostly because they forget the closest person in their life..their own SELF!
|Reviewed by Morgan McFinn
Strains of Eleanor Rigby here. Sad to say that loneliness seems have reached epidemic proportions. You capture it very well. It's a pity that more people don't learn how to enjoy their own company.
|Reviewed by Kenny Moon
|Thoughtful middle-age reflections. Rather put me in mind of the spirit of Sir John Betjeman who could capture loneliness with fine telling details. And loneliness shows you're alive, by the way!|
|Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
|Inded we all know such lonely people and should reach out to them and see if we can't make them smile. Nicely done Regis
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|Yes...guess we all know someone like him and thank you for writing this Regis because it needed to be written ,you covered the subject very well with much warmth and insight...it left me thinking out loud
that he should 'get out there and have a chat with Mrs. Phelps '
but even a little thing like chatting with the neighbours can be hard when one is stuck in a rut.A very deep and moving write ,I'm so glad I read it.
Best wishes always
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|HMMM...YEAH...WE ALL KNOW, AT LEAST...ONE. A WORK THAT 'POKES' THE HEART, AS ONLY YOU CAN. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|oh regis, this is so well scribed! mr lonely is clearly depressed!
how sad that oftentimes our thoughts and actions (or lack thereof)
contribute to hastened aging! make sure to get a good laugh and a
heartfelt prayer in each day and the march of time should tread
always a pleasure to read your stuff, poet!
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|I suppose the older we get the lonelier we get. But Reg, so
long as you continue to write like this you'll never be lonely
for readers. -gene.
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|This is an accurate picture of loneliness and resignation and it is easy to understand the way this man feels. Great details (the hunt for hairs, the feelings about the news, the daughter's voice mail message...); it makes me wonder: where did we go wrong? Because this is happening more and more. Thank you Regis.
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|Wow This is so sad
your words truly captured loneliness
its very sad when all the children grow and move out to find their
Own happiness and forget or are to busy to spend time with father
Mother or both,that's when depression extends the hand and takes you in,it's so sad to see this happening to so many adults as we aged
Especially when they have loss their soul mate
Stunning view of your thoughts Brilliant poem!!
Hugsssss from me :)
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Reviewed by Paul Judges
|Fine work, Regis|
|Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
|Captures loneliness and inability to move beyond it. R|
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Heatbreaking write about a very lonely man. Wonderful write.
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I think this lonely character lives in all of us if we let it. Great write. Love and hugs,
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Regis, here in your words are captured the fates of countless millions of aging adults -- out of the mainstream of day-to-day activities and interaction with other people, young and old -- left without a mate or family members living with them -- it is a societal tragedy that existed rarely rather than prevalently just two or three generations ago -- our society has moved away from the family unit in America -- perhaps more so than any other society on earth -- I recall visiting friends and relatives when I was a child and a teen -- either grandfather or grandmother were an integral, loved part of every family -- or an aunt or uncle who never married lived in harmony with the family -- our values have changed, for the worse I fear -- this is an awakening piece and very poignant my dear friend -- it is a condition that should have been voiced long ago -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|Oh my, what a great book this would make!
As with now. I kinda relate, being bed-bound with the flu, I best go see Miss Phelps.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|The loneliness of old age and isolation. A very poignant and compelling look at a problem that is all too common. I, too, like to be alone. I hope it never comes a point where I won't go out in public anymore.
One of the best I've read.
|Reviewed by baz busbe
|Great write regis, you captured loneliness very well, God bless Baz|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|I have to agree with all the below comments..only adding this...He should've gone out to talk to Mrs Phelps!
Wonderful, and great to read you Regis. Peace n Blessings
|Reviewed by John Domino
A visit to the homeless or the incarcerated youth snaps me right out of any depression. Most folks thinks that it does the opposite but the Lord truly works in strange ways. It makes you so thankful for what you got and then your problems seem so trivial.
|Reviewed by Micki Peluso
|Regis, a poignant poem on the lonliness of people, especially older people living alone and ignored by family and friends, moved on or passed on. Well done!! This will never happen to you!! You have the spirit to always find something to do!!
all the best, Micki
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Reg, You captured perfectly the minutes of lonliness...this is written from deep within..great work!|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Daniel Keith
|Nice write Regis. I do know people like that. It is so sad to see children grow up and get too busy to remember. Although, I know children who are lonely too. May God bless you every day of your life.
|Reviewed by Rafika Anderson
|This poem is painfully open and expressive, Regis, and connects readily with the empathy of the reader. I hope "Mr. Lonely" finds likeminded spirits with whom to confer. Hang in there, my friend.
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Many of us are alone, but lonely is quite a different thing. I like being alone but I don't particularly like feeling lonely. Everyone can relate to this Reg at some point in their life..
Peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Ruan Burke
|Ah! Old and Lonely. The two things that can never work together. Life has a nasty knack of reminding us what could be and delivering a severe kick in the pants.|
|Reviewed by J Howard
|life is lived by many and then again...(only) thought about by many more, as your lonely man!|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|captured the character of loneliness in these verses, Regis ... a sad tale indeed ...|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Aw! You certainly captured the loneliness of the aged....and sometimes even the not so aged....Yes we do know people like this, Regis. Well done, my friend!
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|A lonely existence, indeed. A very vivid picture, Regis. Love and hugs, Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Never let life pass by, Great write Regis.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
|Glad your not Lonely, Dear Regis!! xox :-D
|Reviewed by Steve email@example.com
|One of your best, Regis.|
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|yes, people do feel this way at times..as long as it isn't for ' goes on ' or ' stays on ' ...its good, nice write.. :)neerja|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
This tugs at my heart with so much raw emotion!!
capturing the loneliness, as you have done!!!
far too many know this as reality!!!!
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|Yes Regis, I know a few but it is you who have so well laid their angst to print. Hopefully we will take note and a moment for the Mr. [and Mrs.] Lonely's in the world.
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|I think that there are times when each of us draws within and feels like the world just doesn't have a place for us though one step out the door will usually prove differently. We are each responsible for our own happiness; there is no entertainment committee set up especially for any of us. Well portrayed, Reg.
|Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
Many of us have found ourselves standing by the window staring at something or someone... found ourselves lost in thought as we stare ahead...
This is life...
There is not only a Mr. Lonely but a Ms. Lonely or Mrs. Lonely out there...
Reads like a prose piece... or a chapter in a novel... Heck, maybe this can be turned into a novel...
I enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing.
|Reviewed by Vesper Darby
|oh my richard...so beautifully descriptive...i caught my dad in the same pose and my heart broke trying to feel his thoughts...now i see|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Hauntingly observant of the folds of human nature, so cleverly understated ~
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Reads like my life except there is no Mrs.Phelps or the UPS truck with my cigars. Excellent write.
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|When I came to Sweden 3+years ago, I used to look out my window. So I can understand the situation of this guy at the window. thank you Regis, for capturing a rare image in the books of poetry.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Exactly what loneliness does. At any age. Tough cycle to break. I broke it a couple of times fortunately. Many never do. Poignant, empathetic, sadly descriptive nostalgic write. Patrick|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|I am surrounded by hundreds of people in my apt. building that match this man to a tee...nice write.
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|Nicely done.. and yes I think we all know someone like this... Myrna|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Great write, Regis.|
|Reviewed by Clarence Prince
|You are a master of imagination, Regis! I'm sure that there are people just like that, Mr. Lonely. Nice job!|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Sounds like the voice of experience to me, what the hell you doing roaming around in my head like that?
Good one, Regis Thanks. Dick
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|Regis this one draws a picture. Something new for you it seems and you do a great job of painting the scene for us. Aging is a conspiracy.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I think you are talking directly to me on this one, though I don't know a Mrs. Phelps, but the rest is right on...not sure how to answer this beyond the above...e|
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|A very touching write Regis written rather sad indeed my friend Laura
|Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
|Whatva sad and solitary picture,
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Well penned...Mr. Lonely must visit Mrs Phelps...and collabot\rate a little...lol!!